March 19, 2018

#BookReview: Troublemakers by @okayjane @LernerBooks

About the Book:

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything.

Alena's played by the rules all her life, but that's over. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker--just like her mother.

Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

Publisher:  CarolrhondaBooks
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporary, LGBT
How I Acquired this book: Publisher
Overall rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads | Amazon
About the Author:
Catherine Barter grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town in the middle of England best known as Shakespeare's birthplace. When she was eighteen I moved to Norwich to study American literature at university, and stayed there for the next ten years (except for one year living in Plattsburgh, New York). She has worked in libraries, bookshops, universities and an organization campaigning for the rights of garment workers. Currently she lives in East London and co-manages Housmans, a radical bookshop in King's Cross.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Gay dads are awesome!! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  This is a story about the characters and man it was really good.  I really liked that this one was very light on the romance. So many teen contemporary books have loads of romance so I was happy to see this one didn't have that. I loved Alena and her brother/dads I have to say that this is the first book that I have read that had LGBT parents and man they were wonderful! 
All the characters felt real for being teens which made the story flow well.   The pace was spot on and I could't put it down. If you are looking for a well paced book that is out of the norm with real characters I would check this on out when it releases in April! 

Go Into This One Knowing: LBGT, Suprising 

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